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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Guest Post - Nick, on George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones

First let me say what an honor it is to be able to post on my girlfriend's blog, and to be a part of something she loves so much! My name is Nick, and it's nice to meet you all. I've heard only good things! A few months ago, I began to read an epic novel called A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin. This tale, while often classified as "fantasy", seemed to be so much more about the lives and times of the characters in their fictional world, and less about magic and over-the-top plots. This led me to make the following offer to Heather:

"Let me read the story to you." After all, she had nothing to lose, and the book always seemed to be more of a historical fiction than a fantasy (historical fantasy?) anyway. Of course, A Game of Thrones is no short bed-time story that one reads in a single sitting. Quite the opposite, in fact. It is an 807 page novel, and only the first of a seven book series called A Song of Ice and Fire.


I will save most of the summary for the inevitable review, but I will say now that A Game of Thrones is full of intrigue, twisting plots, love, lust, and many characters that are portayed in such a way that they make you wish that they actually were real.

In lieu of a book trailer, feel free to watch the following video composed of art inspired by the series. I hope it piques your interest!




What is more, A Game of Thrones will be adapted to the small screen in the coming months. The pilot has been filmed, and will be airing on HBO soon. The cast includes Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) and Peter Dinklage (The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian). For more information, feel free to check out the blog "Winter is Coming" , who has been following the adaptation from the beginning.


I am excited that I was able to turn Heather on to such a great book, and I hope that you consider picking up a copy as well!




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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy, but I have to admit that I'm leery ... I don't want to get involved in another really long series right now. And is this series actually complete? If not, I may have to wait until it is ... I've been burned too many times!

    But I love the fact that you are reading it TO your girlfriend - what a cool thing to do! And great job on your guest post. ;)

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  2. Thanks for the comments Heather! I'm glad you might be interested in the book, and I must admit, reading an entire novel to someone is a very unique and enjoyable experience. As of now, there are four published books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. The fifth book is on its way, and I'm sure the others will be hot on its heals (even more so if the HBO series hits it big).

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  3. I do think I'll read these, but I'll definitely be waiting for at least a few more books to be finished in the series. :)

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  4. I read this, and the next two in the series. The first one was a page turner! The third one slowed me down though. I got bored and have been unable to pick up his latest. I will be getting HBO again only for this series. I am so excited!

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